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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Eco Hab/Pod

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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We've mentioned Aidan Quinn's smashing Eco Hab pod before on Shedworking (though under its former name). But the excellent Kits and Mortar blog points out that there is now a virtual tour available on their site. Well worth a nose around.

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Shellhouse

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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For some shedworking on the move, how about trying out the Shellhouse by Carolina Pino made of cardboard. However, it's really mobile housing for the homeless, or as Carolina puts it 'Collapsible Cardboard Shelters Using Radio Devices for Unsheltered Homeless Persons'. Here's what she says: "Having an address is how we exist on society, how we become citizens, where we can be located, where we receive our mail, where our family and friends can contact us. A house is where we validate this existence in the physical space. A shelter that gives us protection, our intimate space. Inhabitable collapsible structure made of cardboard becomes a shelter able to provide an address to a defined group of unsheltered homeless persons, by means of radio devices, proposing a way to make them visible. By using existing social networks is possible to DIY for someone else." There are lots of instructions on the site about exactly how to build one yourself. Via designboom

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Universally accessible treehouses

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:14 AM
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There's a great piece at Mental Floss about universally accessible treehouses, focusing particularly on the work of Forever Young Treehouses who build many such commendable shedlike structures. Pictured above is an example from the article, Everybody’s Treehouse built last year at Mt. Airy Forest in Cincinnnati, Ohio, and you can see lots more pictures and details at the special blog charting its progress . Thanks to The Garden Monkey .

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Garden Shed - 21 Acres

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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We featured 21 Acres' marvellous outhouse in last week's regular Thursday Outhouses slot and here's their equally delightful Garden Shed . It's a great shedworking space with not only storage capacity for equipment and a gardener's reference library but also a useful informal meeting place. Best of all it was built with recycled materials and features geo-thermal radiant heat soon to be powered by solar panels. Naturally, it also has a green roof. Architectural drawings above, the shed itself below. Thanks to Bill Kratz.

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Woo Hoo!!

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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Just received an email from Margaret:"Here is the news you've been waiting for ;) Janne just spoke with the powers-that-be and your building permission is approved and ready! It should be in the mail within the next few days. [...]

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Rural Studio $20K House

by Jamie from Farmhouse Modern  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:18 AM
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The $20k house Phase III is a project created by  the Rural Studio at Auburn University. The Rural Studio, created by Samuel Mockbee & D.K. Ruth, is a program that focuses on affordability in creating architectural solutions for local families. The $20K project is located in Hale County, AL and aims to complete a well-designed [...]

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Steven Holl - Simmons Hall at MIT

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:07 AM
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See it if you visit Boston next month for the AIA [...]

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1970s Chairs: Simple to Ornate

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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Mario Bellini’s Cab chair is one of the seven design pieces The Financial Times picked to represent Design decade: 1970s. A seemingly simple design, the chair's steel frame is encased in leather, an idea that has been copied often since, which gives it [...]

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Subscribe to Shedworking by email

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:14 AM
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Just a quick note to say that a few readers have mentioned that they've been having problems with the RSS feed. While this seems an uncommon problem, I've added a different way to subscribe: simply add your email in the box on the top of the right hand column, press subscribe and then every day you'll receive an email with that day's posts.

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Oor Wullie - Shed of the Year winner?

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:20 AM
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Some shedlike nostalgia, courtesy James Alexander-Sinclair , featuring Oor Wullie . I wonder if The Broons had a shed? Click on the picture to see it at readable size.

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